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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Thursday, October 27, 1983

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,406
Across
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Afire : LIT
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Catch : BAG
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Fragrant compound : ESTER
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Medial quantity : AVERAGE
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Modified : ALTERED
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Keep watch on : MONITOR
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Day that Durocher married : LARAINE
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Soup : BROTH
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Battleship destroyed in 1898 : MAINE
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Like Marvell's mistress : COY
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Since: Scot. : SYNE
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City in Nigeria : IBADAN
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Catapult ammo : STONES
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Malone of the 76ers : MOSES
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Cry of contempt : BOO
35
Roberts : ORAL
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Loni Anderson, e.g. : BLONDE
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Garb : APPAREL
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Minting of money : COINAGE
40
They come in flights : STAIRS
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Admonish : WARN
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Workout loc. : GYM
43
One-time Italian coins : SOLDI
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Have amnesia : FORGET
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Name of eight post-Norman kings : EDWARD
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Rooms in a harem : ODAS
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Get-up-and-go : VIM
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"The Prisoner of ___": Hope : ZENDA
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Live from day to day : EXIST
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Fatty : ADIPOSE
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Act as an agent : MEDIATE
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Caligula and Nero : TYRANTS
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Circular Greek letter : OMICRON
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Easy gaits : LOPES
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Wife of Amen-Ra : MUT
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Jan.–Dec. periods : YRS
Down
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Charles and Mary : LAMBS
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Africa's ___ Coast : IVORY
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Projecting part, in carpentry : TENON
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English spa : BATH
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Past : AGO
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Embryonic : GERMINAL
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Beast with twisted horns : ELAND
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Make more efficient : STREAMLINE
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Congou, e.g. : TEA
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Actor Porter : ERIC
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Site for certain bandits : RENO
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Bar mitzvahs, e.g. : RITES
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Type of writ : ALIAS
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Ottoman official of yore : DEY
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First shepherd : ABEL
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Time of day : NOON
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Belt of the earth : TORRIDZONE
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Mine finds : ORES
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Stump of a tooth : SNAG
30
Tense : EDGY
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Appear : SEEM
32
Deep tone : BASS
33
Vision: Comb. form : OPTO
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Geyserite : OPAL
36
Court name : BORG
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___-mémoire (memorandum) : AIDE
39
Plant with spicy or medicinal seeds : CARDAMOM
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This was "in the beginning" : WORD
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Temples of yore : FANES
45
Poisonous : TOXIC
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Rebecca and Benjamin : WESTS
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Pepys work : DIARY
50
Former N.Y.C. hotel : ASTOR
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Some carbines : STENS
52
Container for wine : VAT
53
Romantic interlude : IDYL
54
Contemporary of Chagall : MIRO
56
Blue-pencil : EDIT
58
Soft food : PAP
60
Rhea's cousin : EMU

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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